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PPB Newslink November 12: PPAI Announces 2014 PPAI Supplier Star Finalists

PPAI has named 23 supplier members as finalists in its annual 2014 Supplier Star competition. The competition recognizes supplier member companies who have excelled in communication, service and quality, as voted on by member distributors. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 5: Factory Orders Up 1.7 Percent In September

Factory orders climbed in September by 1.7 percent compared to the previous month, according to The U.S. Commerce Department. This report follows 0.1 and 2.8 percent contractions in August and July, respectively. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 29: Employee Engagement Tops In Workplace Trends Poll

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and its measurement partner Dulye & Co. have released the results of their second annual Workplace Trends Poll. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 22: Promotional Products Industry Weathers U.S. Government Shutdown

The federal government went back to work last week after a 16-day shutdown. While the incident brought disorder and uncertainty to the country, most industry businesses PPAI spoke to withstood it well. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 15: Study Outlines Strong Growth In $77 Billion Incentives Market

A new study released by the Incentive Federation on the health of the non-cash incentives market has found that 74 percent of U.S. businesses collectively spend $76.9 billion annually on incentive travel, merchandise and gift cards. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 8: PPAI Announces Pyramid Award Finalists

Nineteen distributors and one regional association have been tapped as finalists for the 2014 PPAI Pyramid Awards. The 2014 PPAI Pyramid Award recognizes members that have demonstrated outstanding, creative use of promotional products to deliver effective, results-oriented initiatives for a variety of client programs and campaigns. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 1: PPAI, RAC Host 14th Annual Leadership Development Workshop

Last week, regional association and PPAI volunteer leaders and staff gathered in Grapevine, Texas, for the 14th annual Leadership Development Workshop (LDW), hosted by PPAI and the Regional Association Council. Running September 25-27, the three-day event featured speakers, seminars and panel discussions, as well as networking and consultation opportunities. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 24: The PPAI Expo Ranks 53rd Among Largest U.S. Trade Shows In 2013

The PPAI Expo has been recognized as the 53rd top-ranking U.S. trade show on Trade Show Executive magazine’s 2013 Gold 100 List. The rankings, published in the magazine’s September issue, are based on a three-part, same-show comparison including show size, growth and attendance as well as innovation, social media practices, green initiatives, global participation and economic impact. The PPAI Expo has been ranked in the top tier of the Gold 100 since the list’s inception in 2007. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 17: Joe Stratton, MAS, Former PPAI Board Chair, Passes Away At 82

PPAI Lifetime member H.D. “Joe” Stratton, MAS, retired senior vice president of distributor Harvey-Daco, former PPAI board chair and 2002 Hall of Fame inductee, passed away today from complications suffered in a fall several months ago. He was 82. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 10: Peter E. Geiger PPAI’s 2014 H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award Recipient

PPAI has selected Peter E. Geiger as the recipient of its 2014 PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award. Named after the late H. Ted Olson, MAS, PPAI President Emeritus, the award represents what Olson stood for—volunteerism inside and outside the promotional products industry. The award is presented annually to PPAI members who have shown long-standing empathy, devotion and commitment to improving quality of life and bringing about change for the betterment of a community. Read More »

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